Last week, Ben Kingsley got the attention of Marvel fans everywhere when he revealed he’d filmed a “secret project” for the studio. Kingsley had seemingly finished his role as the Mandarin in Iron Man 3, but this new information brought up a plethora of possibilities regarding the character. Studio President Kevin Feige wouldn’t comment on the quote, but basically acknowledged Kingsley had filmed something.
Well now, the Marvel masters at Latino-Review claim to have information on the “secret project.” First of all, it’s a One-Shot. That’s the non-spoiler. For more spoiler-filled information that’ll make your head spin, read below. Read More »
We’ve been hearing rumblings for a while now that Marvel would begin releasing live-action short films with their feature films, to introduce, test out, and tease possible future Marvel story-lines and characters. The idea is to use the short films as a development testing ground kind of like what Pixar has done with their computer animated short films. Originally we heard that these short films would be included with Marvel’s theatrical feature film releases, but it appears these “Marve; One Shot” shorts will be getting packaged as DVD/Blu-ray extras on the home video releases instead (which makes sense, as they provides extra value and might sell a bunch of extra copies).
The first short film will be released on the Thor Blu-ray/DVD — Its titled The Consultant and features Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson. Marvel claims that the two “Marvel One-Shots” which have been completed both star Gregg as Phil Coulson, “offering up two self-contained stories about the day in the life of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.” It seems like the first set of One-Shots are more of an expansion of the Marvel cinematic universe than an addition, filling some of the holes left behind in the feature film chronology so far. Watch a clip embedded after the jump.
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